Golf Bag: EWGA Offers Open Package
The Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) Foundation will host its fifth annual fundraising event in support of junior girls' golf during the U.S. Women's Open Championship at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in June.
In its fifth year, the EWGA at the U.S. Women's Open fundraising dinner and charity golf tournament will be held at National Golf Club. The EWGA package, which is available to the public, includes the following during the week of the U.S. Women's Open, June 28-July 1:
One invitation to the Thursday evening welcome reception, dinner and silent auction.
One playing spot in the EWGA at the Open four-person team tournament on the morning of Friday, June 29.
One tournament gift package.
One season grounds pass to the U.S. Women's Open.
The package price is $295. Commuter packages for Friday golf only are available for $185 and include continental breakfast, golf, prizes and awards lunch. Registration is available online at www.ewga.com.
Proceeds raised from this event will support LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, a developmental junior golf program for girls age 7-17 to play golf, build friendships and sample competition in a supportive and positive learning environment.
The EWGA Championship, the largest amateur women's golf competition in the United States, begins in April at local chapters. Competitions will be held by the 120 EWGA chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Little River Golf Resort will host the Sandhills Chapter's event July 14, the only one to be held in the Carolinas.
At the chapter level, EWGA members compete in individual stroke play in five flights based on USGA handicaps and a scramble team competition. Low gross and low net winners in each flight and the winning scramble team then compete in one of 15 semifinal competitions held throughout the United States.
Semifinal winners will compete in the 36-hole championship finals at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tenn., Sept. 7-8. Now in its 12th year, this annual competition had 2,455 participants in 2006.
Club Pro-Am: A field of 47 teams representing Carolinas Golf Association member clubs from throughout the Carolinas will compete in the 31st Carolinas Pro-Amateur Club Championship at Rock Barn Golf Club and Spa in Conover Monday.
The host team will be favored to take the title in this 18-hole, four-ball stroke play event. Last year at National Golf Club in Pinehurst, Rock Barn director of golf Jack Fleissner and amateur partner Patrick Laney of Catawba shot a 7-under-par 65 to claim a one-stroke victory over brothers Mike and Rob Cato of Bradford Creek Golf Club in Greenville. Fleissner and Laney, along with the Cato brothers are among the teams entered at Rock Barn.
For more information about the Carolinas Pro-Amateur Club Championship and other Carolinas Golf Association events, visit the Web site at www.carolinasgolf.org.
Tarheel Tour: Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey fired a final round 67 in the Tarheel Tour's Oldfield Open in Okatie, S.C., to claim his fourth career Tarheel Tour title.
Gainey began the day one shot behind overnight leader Jonathan Fricke of Covington, Ga., who increased the margin with a birdie on the third hole.
Gainey began his move with a birdie on the par-5 eighth hole and took the lead with a birdie on No. 10 while Fricke was making bogey. Fricke also three-putted the 16th for bogey. Gainey earned $14,000 while Fricke won $7,500.
Long-hitting Andy Bare of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of West End, finished third with a final round 68 for 206. Bare was able to overcome a double bogey at the tough par-4 fifth, but a string of pars on his last six holes left him three shots behind.
The round of the day came from tour regular William McGirt, formerly of Fairmont, who carded a 66 and vaulted into fourth, as well as sixth on the 2007 money list with just over $11,000.
Sandhills Kiwanis: The Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills will host a charity golf tournament at Longleaf Golf and Country Club May 18.
Proceeds will help fund a music program at the Head Start schools in Moore County. This is a double-play tournament for teams of four (better ball of each pair on front nine and captain's choice on back nine, play each nine with same partner in your foursome) with teams competing in either a men's or a mixed division.
Entry fee is $100 a player. This includes green and cart fees, box lunches and on-course beverages plus every golfer will receive a gift packet consisting of two complimentary green fees at Longleaf and two complimentary green fees at the Pit Golf Links. Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss and Handel sponsorships are available for companies/organizations that may wish to enter one or more teams.
All proceeds will go to fund weekly performances in Head Start classrooms by a quartet of professional musicians drawn from the Fayetteville Symphony. The quartet is using music to enhance the learning abilities of these at-risk children.
For additional information contact Paul Gibson at 949-4191.
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